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When You Go

03:13
Keith Hampton
2014
Keith Hampton

Story

Keith Hampton: voice, rhythm guitar
Todd Thompson: percussion
Michael Mood: harmony vocals

(c) 2014 Keith Hampton/BMI

Lyrics

all the treasures in your collection
sparkle on your shelves and windowsill
you swear you won't exist without them
someday you will

accumulate to guard and then defend
when everybody knows
you can't take it with you
when you go

all the grievances in your garden
well-tended like blossoms on a vine
they try to dry away and wither
but you feed the fire

accumulate to guard and then defend
when everybody knows
you can't take it with you
when you go

all the emptiness unfolding
all the fright that feelings make
and this fiction of unworthiness
will be replaced

accumulate to guard and then defend
when everybody knows
you can't take it with you
when you go
no…